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Manual transmissions are usually more fun to drive, cheaper to buy and maintain, and offer improved performance and fuel economy versus automatic transmissions. Yet many cars are only offered with an automatic, and their numbers are growing. This site has been created to entertain and educate dedicated standard shifters and the curious alike.

Interested in learning how to drive a car with a manual transmission? See the F.A.Q.. The buying guide lists all of the new cars and trucks that come with a manual transmission in the American market. In the press links you to a forum section on stories and articles about automobiles.

First time visitor and want to post a question? Please visit the New Member Introductions forum: http://www.standardshift.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=22 and review the annoucement and sticky threads.

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Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan
Gary Sheehan is our resident race car driver, and he has graciously agreed to take part in a question and answer session here at standardshift.com.

Gary has been behind the wheel of many a different type of race car, from open wheelers to FWD subcompacts, so this is a great opportunity to get a question answered on a broad range of racing and driving subjects. Want to know more about his background? Check out his bio at http://garysheehan.com/?page_id=2.

To post a question, visit the thread at http://www.standardshift.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9626